seeming and being – an adoption story

Blog post about researching an adoptee’s birth relatives through genealogy.

 

Deeper Roots Genealogy

My client had identified her father’s birth parents.  She realized that she grew up only one county away from biological relatives, so she asked me to find out how she’s related to those relatives in the county. I went to work while she contacted her biological grandmother (still living).

I traced her grandfather back to his immigrant ancestor then all the descendents still carrying the family name to the present.  From Russia, they immigrated to Michigan before moving to warmer climates.  The family founded a dry goods store which eventually had branches in multiple states.  My client’s grandfather (we’ll call him Bill) and grandmother (we’ll call her June) married when June was 5 months pregnant, and they did so far away from their home to save her reputation.  The plan was for her to return after giving the child (we’ll call him Hank) up for adoption.

Bill deployed for World…

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